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lentil soup with kielbasa

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Kim Cleaves
Monticello, MN

I make this every New Years Day. According to Italian tradition, lentils symbolize wealth and good fortune in the coming year..."Fiesta di San Silvestro"

★★★★★ 2
serves 12+ hearty servings
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For lentil soup with kielbasa

  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3
    carrots, diced
  • 3
    celery stalks, diced
  • 4
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1
    onion, large, diced
  • 1 pkg
    kielbasa, diced
  • 1 lb
    bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 8 c
    beef stock
  • 1 lb
    lentils, dry, rinsed
  • 1 can
    crushed tomatoes, 28 ounces
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 - 3 tsp
    balsamic vinegar (takes it from a good soup to a wonderful soup..don't skip it)
  • 1 tsp
  • salt to taste

How To Make lentil soup with kielbasa

  • 1
    Heat olive oil. Add onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook until onions are translucent.
  • 2
    Add remaining ingredients except for the balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil.
  • 3
    Turn heat down and simmer covered until lentils are cooked through and carrots are tender. If the soup gets too thick add a cup of water or stock. I always use stock.
  • 4
    Turn off heat, add balsamic vinegar and stir in well.
  • 5
    Serve with french bread and butter. Enjoy!!